The following events are FREE!
Infant & Toddler Open House
Come learn what ECFE is all about! You and your baby can explore our infant classroom and talk about parenting with a licensed parent educator. Know anyone else with a baby? Share this resource and invite them along.
Crystal Lake Education Center, Moon Room
Wednesday, August 29, 4:30-6:30 pm
ECFE Open House
Whether you’re already enrolled in a class and want to meet your teacher and see your classroom, or would like to register for a class, please join us for our Open House. All Early Childhood programs at CLEC will be represented…ECFE, ECS, ECSE, Small Wonders and Wonder Zone. Each ECFE Classroom will feature activities.
Crystal Lake Education Center
Tuesday, August 28 & Wednesday, August 29, 4:30-6:30 pm
Books and Beyond
Join members of the ECFE Advisory Council for a spin on story time! Parents and children of all ages will experience books and crafts. The event is held at Crystal Lake Education Center from 10:15–11:00 am. These story experiences are free and no registration is required. *The location changed from last year due to library renovations.
- Oct. 8 – Moo, Cluck, Oink on the Farm
- Nov. 19 – Zoom! Zoom! Let’s Go!
- Additional dates: Jan.7, Feb. 11, Mar. 11 and Apr. 8
Welcome Back to School Event
Holiday on Main/Usborne Book Fair
Celebrate the Season in Downtown Lakeville at the 20th annual Holiday on Main! This free family event features visits with Santa Claus, storytelling with Mrs. Claus, trolley rides, live reindeer, singing, face painting, ECFE Usborne Book Fair, musical performances, refreshments and more! Sponsored by the Downtown Lakeville Business Association with support from the Lakeville Area ECFE Advisory Council. Please check the DLBA website for details as the event approaches: www.downtownlakeville.com/events
Downtown Lakeville Mall
Saturday, December 1, 9 am – 2 pm
Holiday Book Fair Extravaganza!
Story times and musical events, face painters and performers, sweet treats and exciting prizes, and even some special guests. Up to 20% of your purchases will go back to our ECFE program, so let’s get started on those wish lists and we’ll see you there. Sponsored by the Lakeville Area ECFE Advisory Council. Please check our Facebook page for more details as it gets closer.
Barnes and Noble, Burnsville
Saturday, November 17
ECFE Home Visits
ECFE offers free home visits to families in the Lakeville Area Public School District who are unable to get to our classes. A home visit is for you if you are a first time parent, have no means of transportation or have a special situation, which makes it difficult to attend class. We can bring along a toy or activity for your children and provide parenting information for you. We can help provide links to community resources, if needed. For more information, call 952-232-3009.